The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire
  • 2017
  • Netherlands/Germany/Denmark/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Claus, Karsten Kiilerich
  • Cast: Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville, Jim Carter, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alice Krige, Miriam Margolyes

Young vampire Rudolph (Hardiker) befriends a young boy (Saville) on holiday in the Black Forest. Animated remake (yes, that’s a thing) of a 2000 live action movie based on a beloved children’s book; tame and square, with trite life lessons about putting aside differences, it’s not even as good as Hotel Frankenstein.

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The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and - vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and humor packed battle against their adversaries, and together they save Rudolph's family and become friends.

Rated: U Running time: 1 hour 23 mins

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The Little Vampire

21 May 20182 stars

Disappointing animated adaptation of the beloved children's book

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's 1979 creation remains something of a staple for precocious children with a thirst for horror topics, even though the content is safe for little ones. Numerous books, a television series, a 2000 film and now this animated reboot…

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